Sennett’s principal does not need re-education

Jeffrey Copeland needs to be promoted to district superintendent!

Riddle me this: What black educator would take a job with the Madison Metropolitan School District after it dragged Jeffrey Copeland through the muck? Why would any disciplinarian remain at MMSD?

Are we supposed to rejoice that the board of education 12-02-22 unfired the principal of Sennett middle school? How generous! What tender mercies! After three months of banishment and besmirched reputation, Principal Copeland must endure further punishment.

• A letter of reprimand in his P file.
• Docked three weeks pay.
• And most humiliating of all — forced to endure re-education camp. Or, as the district calls it, “undergo professional development.”

Who administers this “professional development”? Probably some recent critical race theory graduate. And for what? For questioning whether the district hires based on superficial identity characteristics rather than teaching competency. That is what it comes down to: identity politics. Jeffrey Copeland called them on it and he is being punished for it.

Re-education? For an educator who, for 27 years, served as interim principal, lead administrator, leadership support specialist, instructional leader, asst. principal, and educator in an urban K-12 environment. A doctorate in education.

Copeland had backbone

The teachers at Sennett spent all summer coming up with policies to improve behavior at the school. But Copeland had the “backbone” to enforce them, [the teacher] said. He commanded respect from students when they talked with both staff and parents. … He enforced a bathroom escort policy and the school’s dress code. … Copeland was also firm on the school’s cellphone policy, even though parents didn’t like it.

“It’s just been many years since we had an administrator who was willing to take on that fight.”

Wisconsin State Journal

Blaska’s Bottom Line: As with Mr. Rob at Whitehorse, as with the black security guard fired at West high school (even the singer Cher thought it was ridiculous): Message Sent and Received. Accost the wrong student in the hallway, say the wrong thing — you better post your resumé online because the Board of Inquisition will ruin you if it can.

Like Andy Dufresne at Shawshank,
should Dr. Copeland play that country hit over the Sennett school intercom:
“Take this job and shove it”?

About David Blaska

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8 Responses to Sennett’s principal does not need re-education

  1. Bill Cleary says:

    You gotta ask yourself just one question: If this dude was white, would the results be the same?


  2. Greg Lerdahl says:

    We have had more than enough proof that the left doesn’t give a rip about race/color. It’s ideology; nothing more, nothing less.


  3. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    OT, but on the subject of sticking around to see things through:

    Jim Leonhard WILL RETURN TO WISCONSIN Under New Coach Luke Fickell


    The Gotch

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  4. A Voice in the Wilderness says:

    How dare the MMSD order Dr. Copeland to “undergo professional development”? Are they planning to assimilate him into the collective hive mind? I think the school board needs training on how to become fair-minded human beings. Dr. Copeland could teach them a thing or two about professionalism, I’m sure.

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    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      AVitW, good to hear that…um…Voice (from) the…welp…you get the picture.

      Anywho, “Are they planning to assimilate him into the collective hive mind?”

      We Will Take America Without Firing A Shot.“ N. Khrushchev

      The Gotch


  5. Dan says:

    Dave, I would like to encourage you to eat healthy, get lots of sleep, and wear a helmet when on your bike – cuz we need you in this town. You are a voice of reason in a sea of lefty madness. Keep up the good fight. Excellent column today.

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  6. Mordecai The Red says:

    It isn’t Copeland that needs re-education, it’s the entire MMSD board. I hope he doubles down on what he knows works, continues to whip Sennett into shape, and dares them to screw with him again with his staff and good results on his side. We’ll see if the MMSD does a mea culpa after he succeeds or continues to stick their fingers in their ears. My money is on the latter.


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